From time to time we meet and/or hear people who learn new languages, new skills and so on in a very short period of time. And we just wonder how these guys do that. I wonder too. But yes … there are a number of things they do differently from you and from me. They do them both knowing and without knowing.
Today I am sharing these 7 tips so you can also become a fast learner. They are very easy and simple to understand and use. Do I also use them myself? Yes, I use them especially number 7. So let’s go and see this infographic and at the end of the infographic I will explain each and every tip in more details.
1. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”
If you want to start learning anything new, you should openly and honestly admit that you do not know it. When you admit, you send a signal to your brain that you want to learn something new.
2. Learn by doing
The best way of learning anything is by doing. For example, I learnt Passive Voice by using it in my speaking and writing every day when I was a student. I did not learn it by reading about Passive Voice or doing exercises. I learnt it by doing.
3. Realize some questions have no answers
Do not try to act like a Superman and solve every single problem. Not everything has a solution. Or everything has its own time. When the right time comes, you will realize the answers all by yourself. So do not get stuck. Move on.
4. Do more. Think less
If you want to learn anything new, stop thinking too much about it. Stand up, take a risk and see if you can do it. Experiment. See what works and what does not work for you.
Think in pictures. For example, when you are reading a dialogue, read it with emotions imagining yourself as one of the heroes in the dialogue.
6. Be able to explain to a kid
Ask yourself if you can explain what you have learnt to your little brother or sister next year when he/she comes up to you and ask you to explain something from English grammar. If your answer is ‘yes’, then you are learning effectively and fast.
You probably hate English grammar because it is so complicated and confusing. So when you are learning anything new, ask yourself how you can explain what you learned in one or two sentences to a complete stranger. Learn how to make complicated topics as simple as possible, you will become a fast learner.